Friday, 29 September, 2023

Rangpur farmers happy with prices of pulses

RANGPUR: The farmers of the Rangpur agriculture region have produced 4,043 tonnes of six varieties of pulses in all five districts of the area during the just-ended 2022-2023 Robi season, reports BSS.

Farmers are happy to get a rewarding price of all varieties of pulses they produced during the season. 

Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said, a target for producing 5,051 tonnes of six varieties of pulses from 3,325 hectares of land was fixed for all five districts of the region.

“However, farmers finally brought 2,890 hectares of land under pulse cultivation, 435 hectares less against the fixed farming target this season,” Additional Director of the DAE for Rangpur region Agriculturist Md. Aftab Hossain told BSS today.

The fixed farming target of pulses could not be achieved due to crop diversification and cultivation of maize, chili and vegetables on more land across the region.

The fixed target included production of 2,128 metric tonnes of lentil from 1,258 hectares of land, 2,270 tonnes of ‘Khesari’ from 1,630 hectares, 72 tonnes of ‘Arhar’ from 67 hectares, 156 tonnes Gram from 77 hectares, 393 tonnes Mungbean from 293 hectares and 32 tonnes of Cowpea from 22 hectares of land.

However, the farmers finally cultivated lentil on 1,058 hectares of land, 'Khesari' on 1,515 hectares, 'Arhar' on 50 hectares, Gram on 37 hectares, Mungbean on 221 hectares and Cowpea on 13 hectares of land in the region.